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Bethany Shum

+44 7592 471175

Professional Designation: Physiotherapist (HCPC, CSP)

Specialities: Physiotherapist, Physical Therapist

Professional Boards and Affiliations: Performing Arts Medicine Association The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

About these Clinics/Practices

I am a chartered physiotherapist (HCPC MCSP) in the UK and HK. I started Flexibility Matters Physiotherapy, where I support performers through health education, flexibility training, and physiotherapy. Professionally, I work as a Pain Specialist Physiotherapist in an NHS multidisciplinary team pain clinic. I specialise in Chronic Pain to help patients manage their long-term condition and improve their quality of life. I treat individuals with chronic pain conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and rheumatological conditions with a holistic and psychologically informed approach.

Outside of the NHS, I have personal and professional experience in gymnastics, circus aerial, and cheerleading. This includes my work with Team England ParaCheer (2019), BCA Cheer & Dance (ongoing) and Gymnastic Commonwealth Games (2022). I was the appointed Medical Officer and Physiotherapist for Team England ParaCheer (Cheerleading for Integrated Disabled/ Able-bodied). Our athletes display a broad range of physical and sensory issues and exhibit the need for individualised prevention of specific sport-related injuries. I also hold a level 3 Cheerleading coaching qualification.

Recently, I completed the Performing Arts Medicine Programme (first-class honours) at UCL to enhance my skills when working with elite performers and providing specialist health services to this population. For my dissertation research, “Exploring pain in acrobats”, I won the Mike Shipley Award for excellence in MSc Research. Currently, I run a Performing Arts Clinic (Flexibility Matter Physiotherapy) in London to provide specialist services to acrobats, cheerleaders and performers.

Practice/Clinic Information

Flexibility Matters Physiotherapy
Unit 9, The Energy Centre
Bowling Green Walk
Greater London
GU24 9PP
United Kingdom

Clinic Type: private


Qualification Type: Postgraduate

School Name: Keele University

Degree: BSc Physiotherapy

Qualification Type: Postgraduate

School Name: University College London

Degree: MSc Performing Arts Medicine

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